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Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era, "As for Me and My House" by Sinclair Ross, which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s g...

Icon of the event Heritage Tree - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

The questions, "What is a heritage tree?" and "Why is it important to protect them?" are answered in this lively, illustrated talk. Drawing on the Ontario Heritage Tree Alliance?s toolkit and using a special red oak found in ...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Leo Tolstoy  Anna Karenina
Tue May 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for an exciting program with guest speaker Julia Zarankin. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information, visit in person or call 416-395-5440.

Icon of the event Coastal Command during World War  II
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will speak on the lesser known role of the Royal Air Force, "Coastal Command" during WW II....

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Apr 15
Wed May 20
Icon of the event The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Join accomplished naturalist Richard Aaron as he shares fascinating stories about Toronto's spring flora. Learn about a wildflower that deceives insects, another plant once used for medicine but now banned, and much more.

Icon of the event Nature in the City
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

From fields and forests to rivers and ravines, Toronto's varied habitats play host to an astonishing diversity of wild plants and animals. Local naturalist and educator Richard Aaron will talk about some of the intriguing spe...

Icon of the event When I die: financial planning for Life and Death with Gary Duncan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

Garry Duncan, retired senior tax partner at BDO Dunwoody LLP, discusses how to minimize taxes on death. Using simplified explanations of a rather complex area of tax, he will explain what estate planning is and how to plan an...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 31
Tue May 26
Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Mon Mar 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richview

William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time - a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were explored, and medieval thinking was giving way to modern thought. In this talk, awar...